Any idea what Mac this is?

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  1. JerTheGeek macrumors 68000

    JerTheGeek

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    Hey guys!
    My aunt is giving me two old desktop macs and I need help figuring out what kind of Mac this is. She sent me these pictures:
    Anyone know, or could guess? At least what kind of display is it? Thanks!
     

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  2. rosario1990 macrumors regular

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    According to your attached picture it's old desktop monitor. I can clearly remember when I learnt computer first I used Samsung. But not clearly say what brand is this one.
     
  3. DZ/015 macrumors 6502a

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    That is one of the last PowerMac G4s that were made. Known as the Mirror Drive Door or MDD. There were 3 variations released in 2002-3. The monitor is one of the early Cinema displays. Probably from the same time as the MDD.
     
  4. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Wow, so I have a little piece of Mac history then! Awesome. Anyone know what's the newest OS X it can run?
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    The newest version of OS X it can run is 10.5.8.
     
  6. Paulk macrumors 6502

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  7. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    While I'm at it, anyone know what exact year this one could be? I'm thinking its 2006?
     

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  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    Mac OS X 10.5.8 = Leopard. From that image, it is not possible to tell if that iMac is a 2005 or a 2006 iMac.
     
  9. Paulk macrumors 6502

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    When I bought my current Mac it came with snow leopard in late 2012. I also bought the latest (then) OS X - Mountain Lion. Never regretted it.
     
  10. redheeler macrumors 603

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    @Paulk A late 2012 rMBP would have come with Mountain Lion originally, not Snow Leopard. No rMBP can even boot Snow Leopard, except in a VM.

    The PowerMac is stuck on 10.5.8 Leopard, it won't run anything after that because it is PowerPC-based. If the iMac is Intel-based (and not a last-gen G5) it will be possible to update further, but how far depends on if the CPU. Snow Leopard is the max for a Core Duo (although some have modified Lion to run on one).
     
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